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Andrea Tyrah Debruhl, 5, dies after playground accident at elementary school in Covington, Georgia

Modified Date: 
Fri, 06/23/2017 - 6:47am
Accident Date: 
Monday, February 1, 2016

5-year-old girl dies while playing on school monkey bars

The school district officials told Action News that 10 teachers and paraprofessionals were supervising the playground when they found Andrea. Other children were playing nearby when the accident happened. Newton County Coroner Tommy Davis said the death has been ruled accidental, but the investigation is not over. 

Vigil for Newton County girl who died in freak playground accident

It happened during recess at the Newton County Theme School. School officials and responding officers performed CPR on the child.

Elementary School death ruled accidental, caused by asphyxia

A vigil was held for DeBruhl at Covington First United Methodist Church Wednesday evening, with community members showing support for the young girl’s family and each other in this time of sorrow.

Georgia Law Will Likely Prevent Parents From Holding School Responsible for Daughter’s Playground Death

According to news report, teachers and paraprofessionals were supervising the playground at the time of her death. It is unclear how this tragic death could have happened if she was being supervised properly.

People Involved: 
Andrea Tyrah Debruhl

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